GRIEVING CHILDREN & TEENS
When a child is grieving, parents and caregivers may not know how to help. When we are struggling with our own grief, it can be particularly hard to offer comfort. KinderMourn is a sanctuary for young people who have experienced the death of a loved one.
With KinderMourn's support and guidance, children and teens learn to identify their feelings and discover healthy ways of coping. All KinderMourn services are provided by grief counselors with specialized training in childhood bereavement issues. Parents and guardians interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to schedule an initial visit with a KinderMourn counselor. There is no charge for the initial visit and additional services are based on a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial stress.
Support Services Include:
Support Groups for elementary, middle and high school-aged youth. Children and teens are given the opportunity to connect with others similar in age who have experienced a significant loss. Grieving Parent Group meets at regular intervals throughout the year at the KinderMourn home. The Caregiver Group meets concurrently. For more information or to schedule an intake, call the KinderMourn office at 704.376.2580.
SUPPORT GROUPS - begin September 9, 2019
Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information about the groups contact Kiley Thiel at or call the KinderMourn office at 704.376.2580.
In the upcoming spring series, groups will meet on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Caregiver Support Group meeting is also offered - same dates, time, location - for those who care for the grieving children and teens in our groups.
Individual Counseling, Play and Art therapy for grieving children and teens ages 3 – 18+.
Parent & Caregiver Support Group for guardians and caregivers of grieving children. The group meets concurrently with the child/teen groups.
Consultation, Resources, and Crisis Support for parents, caregivers, educators, and others requesting resources, advice and support.
Camp Healing Hearts is a one day camp for children and teens who are grieving the loss of a family member, friend, or someone close to them. The camp experience is designed to give children and teens an opportunity to spend time with others that have similar experiences of grief in a safe, supportive environment. Prior participation in KinderMourn is not required.